from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One whose work or business it is to extract ore or minerals from the earth.
- n. A machine for the automatic extraction of minerals, especially of coal.
- n. A soldier, often a specialist, engaged in mining operations.
- n. Zoology A leaf miner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who works in a mine.
- n. An operator of ordnance mines and similar explosives.
- n. A bird of one of four species of Australian endemic honeyeaters in the genus Manorina.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines.
- n. Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies.
- n. The chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia (Myzantha garrula).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who mines; a person engaged in digging for metals or minerals, or in forming a military or other mine.
- n. In zoöl, an insect that mines: chiefly in composition: as, a leaf-miner.
- n. The term is sometimes limited to one who mines for minerals other than coal, a coal-miner being called a collier in Great Britain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. laborer who works in a mine
I've knowed them to, maybe when somebody'd be out or didn't come in (maybe it would be a chucker or maybe it would be a machine runner — what we called a miner), well, they'd give you so many candles (we used to use candles, you see) and send them down and tell them to stay down.
Massey Energy Co., the nation's sixth-largest coal miner, is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale, according to people familiar with the matter.
*** Metals and mining Massey Energy, the U. S.'s sixth-largest coal miner, is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale, according to people familiar with the matter.
Cliffs Natural Resources added 3.7% and Freeport McMoran gained 2.9%, while Massey Energy jumped 5.8% amid reports the Richmond, Va., miner is exploring a potential sale of the company.
The typical workweek for a miner is 60 hours, according to workers.
Springfield, Ill.: What was the major medical help that NASA provided which seemed to help the most -- general health care, specialized health issues that a certain miner may have had, or dietary suggestions?
If all goes according to plan, the first miner is expected to be lifted to safety early Wednesday morning, more than two months after the accident that left the men sealed off from the world above.
Rusal's Mr. Vekselberg said in the letter that Mr. Potanin's statement that "the current market price of Norilsk reflects a fair valuation [of the company] in the current market conditions supports Rusal's worries that the potential of the miner is not properly realized in the interests of all shareholders."
Areva also could sell assets, such as its Transmission & Distribution unit, which makes high-voltage equipment for substations, or its 26.43% stake in French miner Eramet SA, the people familiar with the matter say.
One miner is shown being carried out of the mine having been overcome by the poisonous fumes.